Cleanliness was second to none, breakfast was good for a Greek hotel with some hot choices which kept you going till evening.
Location was spot on, and although central it is off the main road so is quiet.
Lovely pool area. Pool bar open until around 1am. Friendly staff. Overall highly recommended.
All I can say is you can't please all of the people all of the time but I couldn't disagree more with the review. We stayed at the hotel the same time last year and there were three other families there that were there the same time as us from last year. If you want a nice relaxed holiday in a beautiful setting with friendly helpful staff and rooms that are cleaned everyday and have plenty of space this is the place to go. Yes the breakfasts aren't the same as at home but you're in Greece!! If you want English food stay in England! I would definitely go back as would all the people we traveled with. Fab hotel and resort for families.
I read all the 'wonderful', 'fantastic', 'best holiday I've ever had' reviews before we went and thought we were in for a really great time ... it was 'OK', 'fine', 'clean' - but not really worth all the raving!
The good points: The hotel is very clean and the refurbished parts are very nice. The breakfast is OK for Greece, there is the usual cheese, ham, toast etc, but they do try and give at least a small selection of hot dishes (sometimes bacon, sometimes sausages - although of the Greek variety, which are fine if you like them). The coffee is good, the 'orange juice' is very watered down orange squash. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
The downside: If, like us, you want air-conditioning, a fridge and safe deposit box, then beware. Take extra Euros, because for 11 days it will set you back 140 Euros, which is far too expensive. The fridge is absolutely tiny - only enough room for a couple of bottles of water. This should be added into your spending calculations, because it does take quite a chunk of money on your first day!
The hotel is off a side road with no views (sea or otherwise) whatsoever - unless you include the rather attractive electricity pylon and derelict building that we 'enjoyed' for eleven days!! That was after we had been offered a ground floor, old-style room which was extremely dark, shabby (80s style)and with a view of two large trees completely blocking any view from the balcony other than a children's plastic slide and a bit of scrub land to the side! I asked to change and was offered a refurbished room with a balcony 3ft from a very large concrete staircase - again, no view (unless you like concrete!). Had to go back to reception again and was offered a room with a 4'6" cranky iron bed. My daughter loves me, but not enough to share a small bed for 11 days!! By this time the receptionist was clearly fed up with me and I was told I could not keep complaining(!) and so settled for a double bed and a pull-out bed for my daughter, who is 5'8" and not a small child, which is obviously what the pull-out bed was designed for!
The room was at the front of the hotel overlooking the street, the electricity pylon (large), a tacky gift shop and a derelict building. It was obviously noisy as it overlooked the road and even the double-glazed patio doors didn't block off the noise - thank God for earplugs!
I spoke to quite a few people who had all experienced the same thing. They had also seen the lovely photos of the rooms on the web sites and were very disappointed and had asked to be changed - so it wasn't only us!
Was the hotel as wonderful as described? Not really, there are far nicer hotels/self-catering in far nicer places.
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